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#7936: Ladies' Dress: Circa 1920

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Pattern #7936

Size: 36" bust, 24" waist, 40" hips.

Past Patterns' #7936 is a Peerless Pattern sold through newspapers and magazines. Peerless Patterns were manufactured by the Peerless Newspaper Syndicate, New York. The other Syndicated House Name Patterns were: Fashion World, The Housewife, Ladies' World, Modern Priscilla, The Mother's Magazine, Woman's World, and Toilettes. For more information about commercial pattern companies purchase Cutting for All! by Kevin L. Seligman. The book is also online at Enter Cutting for All! in the search and go to the "Appendix: Pattern Companies, Publishers, and Publications" on page 293.

Originally the pattern was described as "Ladies' Dress, closing at front, four-gored design, folded collar, button trimmed front, and gathered waist sash".

Written instructions.

Suggested fabrics: Dresses were made of silk georgette crepe, silk charmeuse, and voile. The colors were pearl gray, flesh, navy blue, black, taupe, orchid, Copenhagen blue, and reseda green.

Materials required: 5-3/4 Yds. 36" wide fabric.

Cost: $18.00

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